@ About @
I bought this pen drive off eBay for £30 new and since then I have mainly used it for work files and transporting files from home to work. I also used it to transfer xbox 360 files. The pen drive comes with a plastic top to cover up the USB connector and stop dirt and damage. The lid can clip to the back of the pen drive where it will hold on until you nudge it off. It can also be flicked off so be careful not to loose the lid.
@ Build Quality @
The pen drive has a solid plastic outer case and feels rough. The small black spots are slight indents. I have been ale to open up the case and see inside, all you have to do is either drop it from a few feet or just put your thumbnail inside the ridge on the side and pull. It isn't glued or screwed down it simply comes apart and clips back together. Inside there is a small chip about half the size of the outer casing which connects to the small USB connector. You can't separate them but you can bend them so be extra careful.
@ Storing Data @
Like the other hard drives I've owned, this pen drive has reserved some space for itself and does not actually total 64GB. So if you need exactly 64GB then buy something with a bit more memory. 3GB of that space does not exist on this drive, or it is using it for itself. Saving data to the pen drive varies in time but as a general guide:
- Copying 21 .Wav files from your hard drive takes about 12 minutes
- Copying 3 MS word documents takes about 2 seconds
- Saving directly a single 3 minute Wav file takes 7 seconds.
I have never had any corrupt data from this pen drive but I have had a few problems accessing files. I save files in folders and the folders had moved themselves. Also if you intend to change the formatting of the pen drive you have the option of fat64 or (what it arrives as ) fat36.
This does mean you can use this for Xbox 360 but I strongly recommend you don't. I have lost tons of files and game saves by using this for the Xbox 360 because whilst it did work, it does not meet performance requirements so if this is for your Xbox 360, don't get it.
@ Overall @
I would recommend this pen drive if you need a cheap budget pen drive and not much else. It's for those on a budget but is not designed for constant use (due to build quality) and its not designed for Xbox 360 use.
My brother recently acquired this magnificent piece of device issued by his company. It was an upgrade/replacement of his old flash drive which only have 16Gb capacity. At first when he showed it to me, I was not amazed at all, co'z I still prefer my recently acquired Sony Micro Vault Click 16GB flash drive (see my separate review on this one). But then when he mentioned its capacity, I was suddenly curious about this product. My God!!!, it has a wooping 64BG capacity. It's like bringing a portable hard disk drive inside your pocket. Very convenient pocket-sized (dimensions: 77.9mm x 22mm x 12.05mm, a little bigger than my Sony USB) for easy transportability.
According to Kingston Technology Company, Inc. , DT150 offers the largest capacity in Kingston's entire line of DataTraveler USB drives. Very impressive indeed!!!.
It is also compatible to most of the most popular Operating Systems available today such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS and Linux OS. It comes with this very impressive red colored case, easy to find if misplaced on your work table or desk.
And what amazes me most is that it comes with a five year warranty. The price is as twice as my Sony flash drive, but the capacity quadrupled. My brother said that he had his computer back-up and saved it on his DT150 USB flash drive. Copying large files would take around 15Mbps to 25Mbps. I think it's quite fast considering the big capacity USB would make copying a little slower than a common 8 or 16 GB USB. He said it takes him full 20 minutes copying a 25GB file from his computer to his USB flash drive.
Surely, the new 64GB Data Traveler 150 takes every person to the next level with its big capacity storage system in a very small package. Although I'm very satisfied with my current Sony 16GB flash drive, I would surely recommend the Kingston DT150 flash drive for your large capacity portable storage media.